Category Archives: cellular differentiation

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny

Regarding Comments

???????? I have been getting quite a lot of comments lately. Some of them are repeats. They are almost always positive in nature but somewhat generic in content, meaning they could apply to other blogs as well. So, I am … Continue reading

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Cellular Upgrades Via Endosymbionts

The fourth post below this one compared cellular evolution to corporate mergers. However, the devil’s always in the details, isn’t it?  So let’s try to get to the semi nitty gritty here. You can also think of cellular evolution as a … Continue reading

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Human Incorporated, Open for Business

I bet you never thought of yourself as a corporation, did you? Don’t lie now. Well, you are. In fact, in terms of being incorporated, you are the mother of all mergers. After all, look at all we have managed to … Continue reading

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Apoptosis and Avoidance of Cancer

Well, here we go again, more scientific gibberish. What in the “hey” is apoptosis? Don’t shoot the messenger here, folks, I had nothing to do with the genesis of this word, but I’ll try to explain it so you can see … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Site (III)

In the last two posts I shared photomicrographs of mouse L-1210 cells in various stages of decomposition. The unusual structures generated from nuclei appear to be related to the stage in the cell cycle in which the original cell was … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Site (II)

I assume that the “woosh, over the head” factor was a bit too much in the last post. That’s ok, got to start somewhere, right? Let’s try that one more time. In fact, if I knew how to do it, … Continue reading

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The bacteria that gave life to us?

Evidence is piling in that within extreme forms of bacteria called Archaea there is a group called Asgard with DNA fingerprints suggesting ancestry to cells like our own.  It appears that all eukaryotic cells were created by a single endosymbiotic event in … Continue reading

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